Weekly Legislation Report for Friday, February 14, 2020

By Roman Waskiewicz posted 02-14-2020 04:28 PM

  

Weekly Tracked Legislation Report for

Friday, February 14, 2020

  Budget
               
SB 964 Skinner D   Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: investment plan.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 authorizes the State Air Resources Board to include the use of market-based compliance mechanisms. Existing law requires all moneys, except for fines and penalties, collected by the state board as part of a market-based compliance mechanism to be deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and to be available upon appropriation. Existing law requires moneys from the fund to be allocated for the purpose of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in this state and satisfying other purposes, if applicable and to the extent feasible, and authorizes specified investments if the investment furthers the regulatory purposes of the act and is consistent with law. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the provision related to the expenditure of moneys appropriated from the fund.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
GHG Reduction
Working Group
Budget
 
  Environment
               
AB 2148 Quirk D   Climate change: adaptation: regional plans.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law establishes the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program, administered by the Office of Planning and Research, to coordinate regional and local efforts with state climate adaptation strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change, as specified. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would foster regional-scale adaptation, as specified; give regions a time to develop their regional plans, as specified; and consider, among other things, sea level rise and fire vulnerability. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2178 Levine D   Emergency services.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law defines the terms “state of emergency” and “local emergency” to mean a duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the state caused by, among other things, fire, storm, or riot. This bill would additionally include a deenergization, defined as a planned public safety power shutoff, as specified, within those conditions constituting a state of emergency and a local emergency.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2179 Levine D   Electrical corporations: wildfire mitigation plans.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  If the Public Utilities Commission approves a wildfire mitigation plan that authorizes an electrical corporation to deenergize portions of the electrical grid, this bill would require the commission to adopt rules requiring an electrical corporation, upon request from an entity of local government with responsibility for mitigating public safety impacts of a deenergization event, as defined, to provide or make available to that entity information relative to those customers receiving or determined to be eligible to receive medical baseline rates, as specified, that may lose electrical service during the deenergization event. The bill would require an entity of local government receiving that information to comply with all applicable state and federal laws for the protection of the privacy and security of the information. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2180 Levine D   Electrical corporations: wildfire mitigation plans.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would prohibit electrical corporations from diverting revenue authorized for specified purposes in the plans to other activities or investments that are also authorized by the plans, if the diversion would cause the total amount of all such diversions to exceed 5% of the allocation approved for their plans, unless the commission authorizes that diversion. The bill would require electrical corporations to retain records of all diversions of revenues that are authorized for specified purposes in the plans to other activities or investments that are also authorized by the plans. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2182 Rubio, Blanca D   Emergency backup generators: water and wastewater facilities: exemption.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would exempt the operation of an alternative power source, as defined, to provide power to a critical facility, as defined, from any local, regional, or state regulation regarding the operation of that source. The bill would authorize providers of essential public services, in lieu of compliance with applicable legal requirements, to comply with the maintenance and testing procedure set forth in the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Emergency and Standby Power System, NFPA 110, for alternative power sources designated by the providers for the support of critical facilities. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2194 Kiley R   California Environmental Quality Act: Department of Fish and Wildlife: review of environmental documents: uniform protocol.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife to impose and collect a filing fee to defray the costs of managing and protecting fish and wildlife trust resources, including, but not limited to, consulting with other public agencies, reviewing environmental documents, recommending mitigation measures, developing monitoring requirements for purposes of CEQA, and other activities protecting those trust resources identified in the review pursuant to the CEQA. This bill would require the department to develop a uniform protocol on how the department will implement its responsibility as a responsible agency, in reviewing environmental review documents or trustee agency under CEQA. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
CEQA
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2213 Limón D   Office of Emergency Services: model guidelines.
  Introduced:  2/12/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.
  Location:  2/12/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require the Office of Emergency Services to develop model guidelines for local governments, operational areas, and nonprofit, community-based, faith-based, and private sector organizations active in disasters to identify, type, and track community resources that could assist in responding to or recovering from local, tribal, regional, national, or international disasters, as specified. The bill would require the OES to publish and distribute the initial model guidelines by May 1, 2021, and to update and distribute the guidelines annually thereafter. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Disaster Relief
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2241 Calderon D   State Air Resources Board: report.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law requires the State Air Resources Board to post on its internet website, at a minimum by January 1 of each odd-numbered year, information on air quality conditions and trends statewide and on the status and effectiveness of state and local air quality programs, as specified.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Air Quality Management
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
Air Quality Management
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2246 Mayes I   Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975: exemption: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would exempt from the provisions of the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 emergency excavations or grading conducted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for the specified purposes and surface mining operations conducted on lands owned or leased, or upon which easements or rights-of-way have been obtained, by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for the purpose of repairing, maintaining, or replacing pipelines, infrastructure, or related transmission systems used for the distribution of water in the specified counties. The bill would require the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to provide an annual report to the Department of Conservation and any affected county by the date specified by the department on these surface mining operations. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Single District
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
Water
Working Group
Environment
 
SB 942 Wilk R   State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: community-shared solar systems.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would provide that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation codifying the regulation authorizing the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to consider community-shared solar systems as an alternative to onsite solar photovoltaic systems for certain housing projects. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Renewable Energy
Working Group
Environment
 
SB 946 Pan D   Local Flood Protection Planning Act: local flood protection plans.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law authorizes a local agency to prepare a local plan of flood protection and prescribes that a plan include, among other components, a strategy to meet the urban level of flood protection, an emergency response and evacuation plan for flood-prone areas, and an identification of current and future flood corridors.This bill would require a local plan of flood protection to also include an identification of current and future weirs, bypasses, and other appurtenances. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Flood/Levee/Reclamation
Subject Area
Water, Wastewater, and Conservation
Issues Working Group
Environment
 
SB 950 Jackson D   California Environmental Quality Act.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The California Environmental Quality Act requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify the completion of an environmental impact report on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. The act requires all public agencies to adopt by ordinance, resolution, rule, or regulation specified objectives, criteria, and procedures for the evaluation of projects and the preparation of environmental impact reports and negative declarations, as specified.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Environment
 
SB 953 Wiener D   Customer-sited renewable energy or energy storage systems: discriminatory fees or charges.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would require the commission, or the governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility, as applicable, to ensure that customers within its jurisdiction who have customer-sited renewable energy or energy storage systems are not subject to discriminatory fees or charges levied as a result of installing or using those customer-sited renewable energy or energy storage systems, as specified. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Environment
 
SB 971 Hertzberg D   Small water supplier and countywide water shortage contingency planning.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would require a small water supplier, as defined, with 1,000 to 2,999 service connections, inclusive, to prepare and adopt a small water supplier water shortage contingency plan that consists of specified elements. The bill would require a small water supplier with 15 to 999 service connections, inclusive, to take specified actions related to water shortage planning and response. The bill would require small water suppliers to provide to the public, and to report, the plan and specified water shortage planning information, as prescribed. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Water
Subject Area
Water, Wastewater, and Conservation
Issues
Water
Working Group
Environment
 
SB 986 Allen D   Coastal resources: new development: greenhouse gas emissions.
  Introduced:  2/12/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 14.
  Location:  2/12/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The California Coastal Act of 1976 regulates development, as defined, in the coastal zone, as defined, and requires that new development comply with specified requirements, including, among other things, requirements intended to minimize the adverse environmental impacts of the new development, minimize energy consumption and vehicle miles traveled, and, where appropriate, protect special communities and neighborhoods that, because of their unique characteristics, are popular visitor destination points for recreational uses.This bill would additionally require that new development minimize greenhouse gas emissions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
GHG Reduction
Working Group
Environment
 
SB 996 Portantino D   State Water Resources Control Board: Constituents of Emerging Concern Program.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would require the State Water Resources Control Board to establish by an unspecified date and then maintain an ongoing, dedicated program called the Constituents of Emerging Concern Program to support and conduct research to develop information and, if necessary, provide recommendations to the state board on constituents of emerging concern in drinking water that may pose risks to public health. The bill would require the state board to establish the Stakeholder Advisory Group and the Science Advisory Panel, both as prescribed, to assist in the gathering and development of information for the program, among other functions. The bill would require the program to provide opportunities for public participation, including conducting stakeholder meetings and workshops to solicit relevant information and feedback for development and implementation of the program. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Water
Subject Area
Water, Wastewater, and Conservation
Issues
Water
Working Group
Environment
 
  Governance
               
AB 2137 Wicks D   Planning and Zoning Law: court orders: housing development projects.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The Housing Accountability Act, which is part of the Planning and Zoning Law, prohibits a local agency from disapproving a housing development project for very low, low-, or moderate-income households, or an emergency shelter, or condition approval in a manner that renders the housing development project infeasible for development for the use of very low, low-, or moderate-income households, or an emergency shelter, including through the use of design review standards, unless it makes prescribed written findings. The act defines a housing development project for these purposes to mean residential units, mixed-use developments consisting of residential and nonresidential uses with at least two-thirds of the square footage designated for residential use, and transitional housing or supportive housing. This bill would remove the option of a court, when issuing a final order or judgment in favor of a plaintiff challenging the validity of a general plan or mandatory element, to suspend the authority of the city, county, or city and county to issue specified building permits, to grant zoning changes or variances, and to grant subdivision map approvals, for housing development projects, as defined in the Housing Accountability Act.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Affordable Housing
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2138 Chau D   California Public Records Act.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The California Public Records Act requires state and local agencies to make their records available for public inspection, unless an exemption from disclosure applies. This bill would recodify and reorganize the provisions of the act. The bill would include provisions to govern the effect of recodification and state that the bill is intended to be entirely nonsubstantive in effect. The bill would contain related legislative findings and declarations. The bill would become operative on January 1, 2022. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Public Records
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2151 Gallagher R   Political Reform Act of 1974: online filing and disclosure system.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires the filing of specified statements, reports and other documents. Under the act, a local government agency may require these filings to be made online or electronically with the local filing officer, as specified. The act requires the local filing officer to make all data so filed available on the internet in an easily understood format that provides the greatest public access. This bill would require a local government agency to post on its internet website, within 72 hours of the applicable filing deadline, a copy of any specified statement, report, or other document filed with that agency in paper format. This bill would require that the statement, report, or other document be made available for four years from the date of the election associated with the filing.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Political Reform/Conflict of Interest/FPPC
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2155 Obernolte R   Public officers: contracts: prohibited interests.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law prohibits members of the Legislature, and state, county, district, judicial district, and city officers or employees from being financially interested in any contract made by them in their official capacity, or by any body or board of which they are members, subject to certain exceptions and qualifications. A contract made in violation of these provisions may be avoided at the instance of any party, except the officer who is interested in it.This bill would define “party,” for these purposes, for a contract formed on and after January 1, 2021, as a California taxpayer. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Transparency and Accountability
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2256 Garcia, Eduardo D   Private cemeteries.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes a cemetery authority that maintains a cemetery to place its cemetery under endowment care and establish, maintain, and operate an endowment care fund to care for, maintain, and embellish the cemetery. Current law also authorizes a city or county that has a nonendowment care cemetery within its boundaries that threatens or endangers the health, safety, comfort, or welfare of the public and in which not more than 10 human remains have been interred for a period of 5 years, to declare the abandonment of a cemetery as a place of future interment. Existing law requires the city or county to allow interments after the resolution in specified circumstances. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
Cemetery
Subject Area
Parks, Cemeteries, Open Space, and Community Enrichment
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 944 McGuire D   Personal income taxes: Fire Safe Home Tax Credits Act.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would allow credits against the tax imposed by the Personal Income Tax Law for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2026, to a qualified taxpayer for qualified costs relating to qualified home hardening, as defined, and for qualified costs relating to qualified vegetation management, as defined, in specified amounts, not to exceed an aggregate amount of $500,000,000 per taxable year. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Fire Protection
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 955 Portantino D   Recreational and organizational camps.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law requires the State Public Health Officer to establish rules and regulations establishing minimum standards for organized camps. Current law requires the State Fire Marshal to adopt minimum fire safety regulations for organized camps. Current law requires local health officers to enforce building standards relating to organized camps and the other rules and regulations adopted by the State Public Health Officer. Current law defines “organized camp,” for these purposes. This bill would additionally define “recreational camp” as a camp that operates for profit or nonprofit purposes, serves 5 or more children, and operates for at least 5 days during any season.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
Recreation and Park
Subject Area
Community Life
Issues
Public Safety
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 998 Moorlach R   Local government: investments.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law authorizes the legislative body of a local agency, as specified, that has money in a sinking fund or in its treasury not required for immediate needs to invest the money as it deems wise or expedient in certain securities and financial instruments. In this regard, current law authorizes investment in prime quality commercial paper issued by entities meeting certain criteria. Current law prohibits local agencies, other than counties, from investing more than 25% of their moneys in eligible commercial paper and further prohibits these agencies from purchasing no more than 10% of the outstanding commercial paper of any single issuer. This bill would establish distinctions in local agencies in connection with their investment in commercial paper, as described above. The bill would prohibit local agencies that have less than $100,000,000 of investment assets under management from investing more than 25% of their moneys in eligible commercial paper.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue, Governance
Issues Working Group
Governance
 
  Human Resources
               
AB 2130 Arambula D   Health care professionals: underserved communities.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to increase the number of health care professionals in underserved communities. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2143 Stone, Mark D   Settlement agreements: employment disputes.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law prohibits an agreement to settle an employment dispute from containing a provision that prohibits, prevents, or otherwise restricts a settling party that is an aggrieved person, as defined, from working for the employer against which the aggrieved person has filed a claim or any parent company, subsidiary, division, affiliate, or contractor of the employer.This bill would require the aggrieved person to have filed the claim in good faith for the prohibition to apply. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2144 Arambula D   Health care coverage: step therapy.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would clarify that a health care service plan may require step therapy if there is more than one drug that is appropriate for the treatment of a medical condition. The bill would require a health care service plan or health insurer to expeditiously grant a step therapy exception if specified criteria are met. The bill would authorize an enrollee or insured or their designee, guardian, primary care physician, or health care provider to file an appeal of a prior authorization or the denial of a step therapy exception request, and would require a health care service plan or health insurer to designate a clinical peer to review those appeals. The bill would require a health care service plan, health insurer, or utilization review organization to annually report specified information about their step therapy exception requests and prior authorization requests to the Department of Managed Health Care or the Department of Insurance, as appropriate.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2157 Wood D   Health care coverage: independent dispute resolution process.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law requires the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to establish an independent dispute resolution process to resolve a claim dispute between a health care service plan or health insurer, as appropriate, and a noncontracting individual health professional, and sets forth requirements and guidelines for that process, including contracting with an independent organization for the purpose of conducting the review process. Current law requires each department to establish uniform written procedures for the submission, receipt, processing, and resolution of these disputes, as specified. Existing law requires the independent organization, in deciding the dispute, to base its decision regarding the appropriate reimbursement on all relevant information. This bill would require the procedures established by each department to include a process for each party to submit into evidence information that will be kept confidential from the other party, in order to preserve the confidentiality of the source contract.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2158 Wood D   Health care coverage.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law requires a group or individual health care policy issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after September 23, 2010, to comply with the requirements of the PPACA, and any rules or regulations issued under the PPACA, that require a group health plan and health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage to, at a minimum, provide coverage for specified preventive services, and prohibits the plan or health insurance issuer from imposing any cost-sharing requirements for those preventive services. Current law requires a health insurer to comply with those provisions to the extent required by federal law. This bill would delete the requirement that a health insurer comply with the requirement to cover preventive health services without cost sharing to the extent required by federal law, and would instead require a group or individual health insurance policy to, at a minimum, provide coverage for specified preventive services without any cost-sharing requirements for those preventive services, thereby indefinitely extending those requirements. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2159 Wood D   Health care coverage.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Current law requires a health insurer that issues, sells, renews, or offers plan contracts for health care coverage in the state to comply with the requirements of the PPACA, and any rules or regulations issued under the PPACA, that generally prohibit a health insurer offering group or individual coverage from imposing lifetime or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for an insured. Current law requires an insurer to comply with those provisions to the extent required by federal law. This bill would delete the requirement that a health insurer comply with the prohibition on lifetime or annual limits to the extent required by federal law, and would instead prohibit an individual or group health insurance policy from establishing lifetime or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for an insured, thereby indefinitely extending the prohibitions on lifetime or annual limits.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2169 Maienschein D   Workers’ compensation.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of employment.This bill would make these provisions gender neutral, correct or delete erroneous cross-references, update obsolete terms, delete obsolete and invalid provisions, correct technical errors, and make clarifying and conforming changes. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Workers' Compensation & Other Insurance
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2200 Kalra D   Labor Commissioner.
  Introduced:  2/12/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.
  Location:  2/12/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes the Labor Commissioner to investigate various employee complaints and authorizes the Labor Commissioner to provide for a hearing in any action to recover wages, penalties, and other demands for compensation, as specified.This bill would make various nonsubstantive changes to that provision. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2252 Diep R   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law, the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, permits an aggrieved employee, on behalf of themselves and other current or former employees, to bring a civil action pursuant to specified procedures for a violation of a provision of the Labor Code that provides for a civil penalty to be assessed and collected by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2258 Reyes D   Doula care: Medi-Cal pilot program.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require theState Department of Health Care Services to establish, commencing July 1, 2021, a full-spectrum doula care pilot program to operate for 3 years for pregnant and postpartum Medi-Cal beneficiaries residing in 14 counties, including the Counties of Alameda, Sacramento, San Diego, and Solano, that experience the highest burden of birth disparities in the state, and would provide that any Medi-Cal beneficiary who is pregnant as of July 1, 2021, and residing in a pilot program county, is entitled to doula care. The bill would require the department to develop multiple payment and billing options for doula care, and to ensure specified payment and billing practices, including that any doula and community-based doula group participating in the pilot program be guaranteed payment within 30 days of submitting any claim for reimbursement.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 963 Morrell R   Worker status: independent contractors: referees and umpires for youth sports.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  For purposes of the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration is considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that the person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, the person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business, and the person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business. This test is commonly known as the “ABC” test. Current law exempts specified occupations and business relationships from the application of Dynamex and these provisions. Existing law instead provides that these exempt relationships are governed by the test adopted in S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal.3d 341. This bill would expand the above-described exemptions to also include individuals providing services as a referee or umpire for an independent youth sports organization.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 965 Nielsen R   Worker status: independent contractors: healthcare industry.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law establishes that, for purposes of the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration is considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that the person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, the person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business, and the person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business. This test is commonly known as the “ABC” test, as described above. Current law exempts specified occupations and business relationships from the application of Dynamex, including licensed insurance agents, certain health care professionals, including physicians and surgeons, dentists, and podiatrists, subject to meeting certain conditions and license requirements. This bill would expand the above-described exemptions to also include health facilities, as defined, which contract with companies that employ health care providers who provide services to patients at those facilities. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 966 Nielsen R   Worker status: independent contractors: pharmacists.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law establishes that, for purposes of the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration is considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that the person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, the person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business, and the person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business. This test is commonly known as the “ABC” test. Current law exempts specified occupations and business relationships from the application of Dynamex and these provisions. Existing law instead provides that these exempt relationships are governed by the test adopted in S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal.3d 341. This bill would expand the above-described exemptions to also include individuals who are licensed pharmacists. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 967 Borgeas R   Worker status: independent contractors: franchiser and franchisees.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law establishes that, for purposes of the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration is considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that the person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, the person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business, and the person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business. This test is commonly known as the ABC test, as described above. Current law exempts specified occupations and business relationships from the application of Dynamex and the provisions described above. This bill would prohibit franchisees from being deemed employees of a franchisor, and would require that they be considered independent contractors, unless a court of competent jurisdiction determines specified requirements are met.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 972 Skinner D   Discrimination.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits various actions as unlawful employment practices unless the employer acts based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or applicable security regulations established by the United States or the State of California. The act also prohibits discrimination in housing accommodations based on specified prohibited criteria such as race or gender.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 975 Dahle R   Worker status: independent contractors: alarm services industry.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law establishes that, for purposes of the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration is considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that the person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, the person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business, and the person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business. This test is commonly known as the “ABC” test. Current law exempts specified occupations and business relationships from the application of Dynamex and these provisions. This bill would expand the above-described exemptions to also include individuals providing services as a licensed timber operator or a registered professional forester, as provided.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 990 Moorlach R   Worker status: independent contractors: transportation network companies.
  Introduced:  2/12/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 14.
  Location:  2/12/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law, as established in the case of Dynamex Operations W. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 (Dynamex), creates a presumption that a worker who performs services for a hirer is an employee for purposes of claims for wages and benefits arising under wage orders issued by the Industrial Welfare Commission. Current law requires a 3-part test, commonly known as the “ABC” test, to determine if workers are employees or independent contractors for those purposes. Existing law exempts specified occupations and business relationships from the application of Dynamex and the provisions described above, including various professional services provided by graphic designers, grant writers, and fine artists, among others. This bill would also exempt transportation network companies from the application of Dynamex and the above provisions.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 1004 Jackson D   Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The Confidentiality of Medical Information Act prohibits specified entities from intentionally sharing, selling, using for marketing, or otherwise using any medical information, as defined, for any purpose not necessary to provide health care services to a patient, unless a specified exception applies. The act, with specified exceptions, prohibits an employer from using, disclosing, or knowingly permitting its employees or agents to use or disclose medical information that the employer possesses pertaining to its employees without the prescribed permission of the patient. The act defines terms for its purposes.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those definitions 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
  Public Works
               
AB 2145 Ting D   Transportation electrification: vehicle charging stations.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to reform the electric vehicle charging infrastructure approval process employed by the Public Utilities Commission to help ensure that by 2030, California will safely install enough electric vehicle charging ports to meet the demand for charging infrastructure through public and private investment. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy, Transit
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Transportation
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2168 McCarty D   Planning and zoning: electric vehicle charging stations: permit application: approval.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require an application to install an electric vehicle charging station to be deemed complete if, 5 business days after the application was submitted, the city, county, or city and county has not deemed the application to be incomplete, as specified. The bill would require an application to install an electric vehicle charging station to be deemed approved if, 15 business days after the application was submitted, the city, county, or city and county has not approved the application through the issuance of a building permit or similar nondiscretionary permit, and the building official has not made findings that the proposed installation could have an adverse impact, as described above, and required the applicant to apply for a use permit. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2173 Dahle, Megan R   Fairgrounds: national or state emergency.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation related to fairgrounds during a national emergency or state of emergency.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Disaster Relief
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2176 Holden D   Free student transit passes: eligibility for state funding.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require transit agencies to offer free student transit passes to persons attending the California Community Colleges, the California State University, or the University of California in order to be eligible for state funding under the Mills-Alquist-Deddeh Act, the State Transit Assistance Program, or the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. The bill would also require a free student transit pass to count as a full price fare for purposes of calculating the ratio of fare revenues to operating costs. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Transit
Subject Area
Transportation
Issues
Public Transportation
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2184 O'Donnell D   School facilities: design-build contracts.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Until January 1, 2025, currentlaw authorizes a school district, with the approval of the governing board of the school district, to procure design-build contracts for public works projects in excess of $1,000,000, awarding the contract to either the low bid or the best value, as provided. For those projects using best value as a selection method, current law requires competitive proposals to be evaluated by using only the criteria and selection procedures specifically identified in the request for proposals, and requires the school district, as it deems appropriate, to weigh certain minimum factors, including price of the project. This bill would authorize a school district, as an alternative to price of the project, to instead weigh as a factor the proposing design-build entity’s design cost, general conditions, overhead, and profit as a component of the project price.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Design-Build
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2186 Grayson D   Public contracting: contractor retention withholding.
  Introduced:  2/11/2020
  Status:  2/12/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
  Location:  2/11/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes the legislative body of a local agency, as defined, to prescribe how the local agency makes payment on a contract with the local agency for the creation, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any public structure, building, road, or other improvement of any kind that will exceed a total of $5,000. Current law limits this authority by requiring progress payments on the contract to not be made in excess of 95% of the percentage of actual work completed plus a like percentage of the value of material delivered on the ground or stored subject to, or under the control of, the local agency, and unused. Current law also requires the local agency to not withhold less than 5% of the contract price until final completion and acceptance of the project, unless, at any time after 50% of the work has been completed, the local agency finds that satisfactory progress is being made. This bill would eliminate the above described limitations on a local agency’s authority to prescribe payments on these contracts.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Transparency and Accountability
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2195 Maienschein D   Housing development incentives.
  Introduced:  2/12/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.
  Location:  2/12/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law, the Zenovich-Moscone-Chacon Housing and Home Finance Act, generally governs housing and home finance and makes legislative declarations regarding the urgency of affordable housing and defines terms for purposes of the act. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to subsequently amend this bill to include provisions that would incentivize local jurisdictions and developers to include capital assets, such as neighborhood parks, school facilities, and bicycle paths in the undertaking or approval of housing developments. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Community Life
Issues
Affordable Housing
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2224 Mayes I   Redevelopment: housing successor: Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund.
  Introduced:  2/12/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.
  Location:  2/12/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes the city, county, or city and county that created a former redevelopment agency to elect to retain the housing assets and functions previously performed by the former redevelopment agency. The housing successor may then expend a specified amount per fiscal year for homeless prevention and rapid rehousing services, including specified types of services described in that provision, and must use all funds remaining thereafter for the development of affordable housing, as specified. If a housing successor has an excess surplus, the housing successor is required to encumber those funds, within 3 fiscal years, for the development of affordable housing, or to enter into an agreement to transfer the funds for transit priority projects, as specified. This bill would expand the definition of “excess surplus” to also include, for an entity operating as a housing successor in the City of Indian Wells, the City of La Quinta, or the County of Yolo that owns and operates affordable housing that was transferred to the housing successor as a housing asset of the former redevelopment agency, an unencumbered amount in the housing successor’s Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund that exceeds the greater of $1,000,000 or the aggregate amount deposited into the account during the housing successor’s preceding 8 fiscal years, whichever is greater 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
RDA
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2231 Kalra D   Prevailing wage: locality.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law requires that workers employed on public works, as defined, costing over $1,000 be paid not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, and not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday and overtime work, for work of a similar character in the locality in which the public work is performed. Current law defines “locality in which public work is performed” as the county in which the public work is done, in cases in which the state awards the contract, and as the limits of the political subdivision on whose behalf the contract is awarded, in other cases. This bill would eliminate this distinction in the definition of “locality in which public work is performed” and instead define the term in all cases as meaning the county in which the public work is done.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Prevailing Wage
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2237 Berman D   Bay area county transportation authorities: contracting.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require each county transportation authority to award contracts for the purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials in excess of $150,000, rather than $75,000, either to the lowest responsible bidder or to the responsible bidder whose proposal provides the best value, as defined, on the basis of the factors identified in the solicitation, except in a declared emergency, as specified. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Transit
Subject Area
Transportation
Issues
Bidding Process
Working Group
Public Works
 
SB 947 Dodd D   Electrical corporations: financial performance-based incentives and performance-based metrics.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would require the Public Utilities Commission to evaluate financial performance-based incentives and performance-based metric tracking to identify mechanisms that may serve to better align electrical corporation operations, expenditures, and investments with public benefit goals, including safety, reliability, cost efficiency, and other state energy policies the commission believes may benefit from performance-based ratemaking. The bill would require the commission to report the results of the evaluation to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, as specified, by January 1, 2022. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Public Works
 
SB 952 Nielsen R   Sales and use taxes: exemption: backup electrical resources: deenergization events.
  Introduced:  2/10/2020
  Status:  2/11/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current state sales and use tax laws impose a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. The Sales and Use Tax Law provides various exemptions from those taxes. This bill, on and after January 1, 2021, would provide an exemption from those taxes with respect to the sale of, or the storage, use, or consumption of, a backup electrical resource, as defined, that is purchased for exclusive use by a city, county, special district, or other entity of local government during deenergization events, as defined. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Public Works
 
SB 982 Hill D   Public utilities.
  Introduced:  2/12/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 14.
  Location:  2/12/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The California Constitution establishes the Public Utilities Commission and authorizes the commission to exercise ratemaking and rulemaking authority over all public utilities, as defined, subject to control by the Legislature. The Public Utilities Act authorizes the commission to supervise and regulate every public utility, including electrical and gas corporations, and to do all things that are necessary and convenient in the exercise of that power and jurisdiction.This bill would state the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation relating to public utilities. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Public Works
 
SB 1003 Jones R   Skateboard parks: other wheeled recreational devices: safety and liability.
  Introduced:  2/13/2020
  Status:  2/13/2020 - Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
  Location:  2/13/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law provides that a skateboard facility owned or operated by a local public agency that is not supervised on a regular basis may satisfy the above requirement if it complies with certain things, including the adoption of an ordinance that requires a person riding a skateboard in the facility to wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads, as provided. Current law provides that a public entity is not liable to a person who participates in a hazardous recreational activity, and that skateboarding at a facility owned or operated by a public entity as a public skateboard park is a hazardous recreational activity, if certain conditions are met. This bill would apply the above provisions, and others relating to skateboard safety and liability, to other wheeled recreational devices, as defined. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
Community Services Districts, Recreation and Park
Subject Area
Community Life
Issues
Public Safety
Working Group
Public Works
 

Weekly CSDA Amended Legislation Report for

Friday, February 14, 2020

  Budget
               
SB 573 Chang R   Dogs and cats: microchip implants.
  Introduced:  2/22/2019
  Status:  2/10/2020 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.
  Location:  2/10/2020 - A .  H. & C.D.
  Summary:  Would prohibit a public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group from releasing a dog or cat to an owner seeking to reclaim it, or adopting out, selling, or giving away a dog or cat to a new owner, unless the dog or cat is or will be microchipped, as specified. If the agency, shelter, or group does not have microchipping capability on location, the bill would require that the agency, shelter, or group make a good faith effort to locate available free or discounted regional microchipping services and provide that information to the owner or new owner. 
  Position
Watch
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
Affordable Housing
Working Group
Budget
  Public Notes  4/1/2019 I-2/22/2019 to: Watch
 
 
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